Mathieu ( Jeremie Elkaim kills time by climbing dunes and catching rays while on holiday on the French coast. Chancing upon beautiful local boy Cédric (Stephane Rideau) spurs homosexual desires he wasn't aware he had. When the pair meet, the attraction is mutual, the carefree days giving way to lustful nights of carnal desire and sexual experimentation. Yet as the sun begins to fade, the holiday must end, and the pair must face a difficult decision. Holiday romances have rarely been caught on screen with such visceral and heart-wrenching power as in Sébastien Lifshitz's groundbreaking ode to teenage love. 'Presque Rien' is an openly gay arthouse classic that garnered awards at film festivals the world over.
"An understated, daringly enigmatic drama that is more deeply felt than many more obvious approaches to the subject. Elkaim's hesitant manner and wounded-looking demeanour tell us all we need to know about a broken heart. Uncommonly good." --Allan Hunter - Daily Express
"masterpiece... technically and emotionally accomplished" --Sight & Sound
"A refreshing take on romantic teenage angst." --The Independent
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